410-798-6304
Cruisin' Ocean City
 
May 17-18-19-20-21, 2023

 

 

 

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Locations

  • Inlet Lot - 809 South Atlantic Ave
  • OC Convention Center - 4001 Coastal Highway

Show Hours

  • 9am-5pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday
  • 9am-3pm Sunday (Inlet location only)

Tickets

  • $15/Day for Thursday, Friday & Saturday. $10 for Sunday
  • $40 Four Day Pass
  • Children Under 14 are free with paid adult
 

 

 
 
 
 

31st Annual Cruisin Ocean City

May 19-20-21-22, 2022

With close to picture perfect weather and an awesome turn out of cars Cruisin 2022 was fun for all!  Over 3,000 customs, hot rods, street machines, classics and more gathered in beautiful Ocean City Maryland for this four day automotive event.  While the main events took place at the beachside Inlet Parking Lot and the Ocean City Convention Center there were various car shows citywide.

Appearing at Cruisin 2022 was Faye Hadley, automotive technician best known as the co-host of Motor Trend's All Girls Garage and star of Motor Mythbusters and Jimmy JJ Walker from the classic show Good Times.  Faye and Jimmy had a great time meeting a greeting fans over the weekend! 

Taking the stage during Cruisin OC was Legends in Concert!  This exciting show featured a tribute to Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin and The Blues Brothers and had fans dancing in their seats! Additional entertainment included Deejay Seaside Jimmy, Cruisin Gold Deejay, the 7th Annual Pin Up Contest, a Neon and LED light car show, a pedal car show, drive-in movies, BINGO and live music!

Some of the country’s top national names showcased their products in manufacturers midway at the Inlet Parking Lot including Advance Auto Parts, Advantage Lifts, AMSOIL, Classic Auto Mall, COMP Cams, Edelbrock, FAST, Grundy Insurance, HAGERTY, Lafayette Federal Credit Union, National Parts Depot, One Off Rod & Custom, OPTIMA, Pioneer Pole Buildings, Powerhouse Products, Speedmaster, Summit Racing Equipment, Sundance Vacations, T-Mobile, TCI Automotive, TREMEC Transmissions and UltaBand.  Plus there were vendors both inside and outside of the OC Convention Center, including a Car Corral and Swap Meet, selling automotive merchandise along with arts & crafts, jewelry, t-shirts and many other specialty items. 

Inside the OC Convention Center the Artwork Contender Showcase took place.  The top 6 winners included Ray Davis with a 1940 Cadillac, Ken Morytko with a 1969 Ford, Steve Gray with a 1972 Chevy, Sean Reed with a 1966 Shelby, Mike Mitchell with a 1955 Chevy and David Phillips with a 1953 Chevy. One lucky winner will have their ride featured on future artwork!  Also inside the Convention Center the Starsky and Hutch show car was on display!

Thursday and Friday evening families could cruise down to the Inlet Parking Lot for a drive-in movie. Thursday night featured The Love Bug and Friday night was Gone in 60 Seconds.  A special thank you to the movie sponsors, The Dough Roller, Ocean Downs Casino, Worcester County and the Ocean City HMRA. 

The 7th Annul Pin Up Contest took place Friday night at Cowboy Coast. There were 10 girls competing from 5 different states and Faye Hadley was a guest judge!  Taking home the title of Miss Cruisin 2022 Pin Up was Deliah Flava, Diandra Rhoden from Cambridge MD.  Runners up were Cindy Chevelle, Megan Barbor from Crofton MD, Bomber Jen, Jennifer Combs from Fruitland MD, Atomic Angie, Angie Willey from Bridgeville DE and Miss Gidget Starlite, Kelie Floyd from Chincoteague VA.

Saturday afternoon there was a pedal car show at the Inlet which had lots of future cruisers cruisin around. Taking home trophies were 4 year old Cammie from Hanover MD, 5 year old Lily from Pottsville PA, 2 year old and 7 month old Wyatt & Rylee from Aberdeen MD and 9 year old Taylor from Fulton MD.

A favorite event as part of Cruisin Ocean City are always the special Boardwalk Parades that took place Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. If you want to purchase pictures from the boardwalk parade visit Photo Magic 

On Sunday the Grand Finale Car Show and Awards took place at the Beachside Inlet.  Before the Awards started a charity banner auction was held and $1500 was raised for the American Cancer Society, which will be matched by the event, donating a total of $3,000 to the American Cancer Society.  After the banner auction scholarships were awarded to 6 very deserving high school seniors.  This year’s scholarship recipients were Ean Magrone from Bloomsburg PA, Michael O’Donohue from Byram Township NJ, Fenton Stormes from Hanover PA, Christopher Shenberger from Dallastown PA, Ja’mya Suggs from North Beach MD and Katrina Yoder from Glen Arm MD.  We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors!

Top winners for 2022 were the Mayor’s Prestigious Award, John Rudy, 1960 Plymouth, Governor’s Celebrate Dan & Becky Pulley, 1947 Ford, Honorable Jim Mathias Award, Byron Olson 1957 Ford, City Council Award, Richard Geise, 1958 Olds, Police Chief Award, Robert Klein aka The Pennsylvania Hillbillies, 1929 Chevy and the Social Media Selection Lovelle Mason 1968 Buick.  This year’s Cruiser of the Year was presented in Memory of long time Cruiser Roger Hamilton. Throughout the 4 day event over 500 trophies, plaques and awards were presented plus lots of giveaways!  A partial list of winners can be found at the link above.

We hope everyone had a safe trip home and we look forward to seeing you next spring, May 18-19-20-21, 2023!

Schedule subject to change. Follow @CruisinOceanCity on Facebook for up to date announcements!

For additional information email infoevent@specialeventpro.com or call 410-798-6304.

For vendor and sponsor information email Jacklyn@specialeventpro.com.

 

HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES

Please note the healthy and safety of our participants, attendees and the communities we visit are our foremost concern.  Expect to see additional health and safety measures while attending the event.  

 

IMPORTANT OC ORDINANCES

During Cruisin Ocean City the town will be designated as a Special Event Zone.  There will be reduced speed limits and increased fines.  For additional information on the Special Event Zone please visit the Town of Ocean City FAQ page.

Maryland Motor Vehicle Law and the Town of Ocean City Ordinance state that no loud noise from a vehicle may be heard at a distance of 50 feet from the vehicle at any time.

The town of Ocean City has a trailer parking ordinance which prohibits trailer parking on city streets from May 1st – October 31st. Any Cruisin participants that will be parking a trailer on city streets will need a trailer parking permit. For more information on trailer parking please click here. When making your reservations please check with your hotel or condo to see if they provide trailer parking. For a trailer parking permit application please email infoevent@specialeventpro.com

For additional OC ordinances please click here.

National Sponsor Showcase

A Special Thank You to all of our Sponsors!

Harrison Group HMRA OCMD

Event Coverage:

Former Mayor Winners OC
Vettes

While Cruisin around town make sure to turn your radio to The Wave 97.1 and The Chicken 101.3, the Official Stations of Cruisin' Ocean City!

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Mark your calendars now!

 

 

 

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Cruisin' Ocean City

May 17-18-19-20-21, 2023
Ocean City, Maryland
 

Download Application

This event is open to Rods, Customs and Classics 1979 and earlier.
ALL VEHICLES MUST BE STREET LEGAL with current state tags, licensed and insured (no motorcycles or scooters). NO EXCESSIVELY LOUD EXHAUST SYSTEMSThis event is limited to approximately 3,000 vehicles and sells out. The Entry Fee includes Driver, 1 Adult Passenger and Children under 14. Additional event passenger/guest passes may be purchased for $30 each in advance. (The entry fee minus processing fee is refundable with written request prior to March 1, 2023.) You do not have to be present all 4 days to be eligible for trophies, event plaques, sponsor awards or merchandise give-aways. Parades will be restricted and limited based on car count and time restrictions. Activities are subject to change. Parking is limited at all locations. The police take a very active and pro safety role in this event. You must drive responsibly and obey the laws at all times.

CAR SHOWS, PARADES, ENTERTAINMENT and MORE...
Hat Pins & Dash Plaques to the first 3,000.
Locations include Inlet Parking Lot, Convention Center, plus various other shows.

 

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*Please note, all participants will be required to show vehicle registration at check in.

Entry Fee...$55

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The exhibitor hereby applies to this event and will at all times comply with all rules, regulations and policies of the event producers. Neither Special Event Productions, Inc., the Town of Ocean City, producers, sponsors, support personnel or anyone else connected with the presentation of this event shall be responsible or liable for any loss, injury or damage incurred. In consideration of this entry, entrant agrees to the use of their name, photo and/or vehicle photo for publicity and/or advertising. Any poor behavior, irresponsible driving and/or conduct deemed objectionable to the event's well being may result in participant being denied any further involvement in the event and/or future events. All participants are responsible for their own proper insurance. Event credentials are non-transferable without written permission of event management. Schedule/activities are subject to change.

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